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April 7, 1999

ViolenceConfronting Violence: Answers to Questions About the Epidemic Destroying America's Homes and Communities

Author Affiliations

Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorJonathan D.EldredgeMLS, PhD, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media


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by George A. Gellert, 298 pp, $50, ISBN 0-8133-9095-8, Boulder, Colo, Westview Press, New York, NY, HarperCollins, 1997.

JAMA. 1999;281(13):1233. doi:10.1001/jama.281.13.1233

This book presents the complex problem of violence in America using a question-and-answer format to address selected topics: child abuse, youth violence, spouse and domestic abuse, rape and sexual assault, murder, and suicide. An important set of questions and answers deals with guns.

The questions are straightforward, even simple, with what-, when-, why-, how-, who-, and where-type queries. The answers are direct, easily understood, and aimed at the general public. The book is also intended for professionals and can be a resource for doctors, nurses, and emergency room personnel to refer to or provide to patients, clients, or relatives.

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